This month only – use code SHPFREE to get free shipping anywhere in the world on this gorgeous jacket!  That’s a savings of $12 (US) to $17 (international). 

Steampunk Sally not only makes a great costume piece, but since she’s made out of denim, she is a very versatile piece for your wardrobe.  I’ve worn her with jeans and high heels, and with long skirts and boots.  Your look can go from historical to British rocker in no time flat! 

This sale is good through August 31, 2012.  As with all my items, each one is made to your measurements.  Please allow about 8 weeks for delivery from the time of your order.  If you have a specific deadline, please message me first.  Become a fan on Facebook to get all the info and discounts first 🙂


It’s time again for the Super Secret Zuul Sale!  Yes, get your order in between July 1 and July 31, 2012 and you can get 10% off AND Free Shipping.  This could save you more than $25 on the Deluxe Zuul costume!  Remember that I am a one-woman sweatshop, which means that every year I have to cut off Halloween orders on September 1 so they will reach you in time.  Order now to have yours well before the rush 🙂

Deluxe Zuul

Basic Zuul


Basic Zuul

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I think this new color with the gold lame are much closer to the movie colors. The copper chiffon has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Hope you like the 2012 Zuul 🙂

Meet Julia and Tess

Tess - Knit Cowl Dress with sash

Julia - Knit Ruched Dress with split bell sleeves

Now available in my shop 🙂


Is it time for a new tutorial? Do you look at tutorials? What would you like to see? Keep in mind that suggestions should be sewing, knitting, or crochet related. If you don’t look at tutorials, is there a reason why? Maybe there’s something else you’d like to see.


I’ve recently been turned on to Pinterest. I’m not sure what the point is, but it sure is fun to look what people like! It’s like the ultimate in people-watching, but deeper. You can follow me on there, if you like. I don’t have much on there yet – trying to add one or two photos a day. Just one more thing to keep up with!

It’s a New Year!

As you could see from my Sewing Room Makeover photos, I decided it was time to get organized. I had been needing more shelf space for a couple of years, but had to make do with a few bookshelves. It’s so nice to have all my fabric visible on wall shelving – I can already feel the designing muses at work!

My wedding party orders have increased over the past year, which pleases me greatly 🙂 And my local customer base has almost tripled in 2011 as well! “They” (I’m not sure who “they” are, but…) say that it takes about 5 years to grow a small business. I’ve just started my 5th year, and I have to say that I’m glad I stuck it out.

My hopes for 2012 are to grow my costume line. I have many ideas for Steampunk designs and other historical costuming. My dream for a couple of years now has been to add a corset line – modern and historical outer wear, not the lingerie kind. If you have ideas of styles you like to see added to my shop, please leave a comment and let me know. I’m always happy to hear from you 🙂

Happy New Year to you from Callidora’s!

Sewing Room Makeover

Desk by the window

Opposite view

I didn’t bother with before shots – I could barely get in the room.

New Wall Shelves

And you can see both Belinda and Teyla are in the room at the same time – that is a first!

♫ Callidora’s gave to me…

Any Christmas special

25OFF the bridesmaids

20OFF your design

15OFF a custom dress

20OFF an RTS Plus Size

15OFF a costume

20OFF your bottoms

Free International Shipping ♪

15OFF a cocktail dress

10OFF of separates

10OFF Ready to Ship Regular

or Free Domestic Shipping ♫

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

No more than 2 specials may be used in combination on an order.  Please send a note if using a 2nd special so your invoice can be adjusted.

♪ Callidora’s gave to me ♪

A 25% discount for the entire bridal party!  (code 25OFF)  Must be same fabric for all dresses – can be mix and match or custom designs.